The state of Oregon is full of natural wonders, from sparkling waterfalls to the towering Mount Hood. The perseverance of the state's early pioneer settlers helped shape Oregon into a prosperous state with many opportunities for both residents and visitors. From art festivals to music events, Oregon offers plenty of appeal to all who visit.
- Sherwood, OR, U.S.A. in Sherwood, OR.
Appropriately, the town of Sherwood hosts this two-day event. This truly family-friendly event features children's Zumba, a teenage dance and a castle building contest. Live music, a knighting ceremony, and the crowning of Maid Marian's court fill the days. For the adults, a beer and wine garden is available.
- Portland in Portland, OR.
This unique festival has been held each December for the past 18 years. Portland is the site for this five-day brew spectacular featuring a separate Sunday Beer Brunch. Cheers for Charity are donations made to the Children's Cancer Association.
- Portland, Oregon in Portland, OR.
This magnificent display begins right after Thanksgiving and runs through the end of December. Over 500,000 lights fill the Grotto with a festive feeling, while carolers and other choir performances really get visitors in the holiday spirit.
- Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland, OR 97232 in Portland, OR.
The possibilities are endless at the annual Lego KidsFest held every October. Imaginations run wild as family members stroll through the museum containing different size models of Lego creations. The event provides opportunities for hands-on building, as well as mingling with expert master builders for a great learning experience.
Head to the coast of Oregon in February to savor some excellent wines and culinary treats. Since 1978, Newport has hosted this terrific event which now includes not only wine competitions and tastings among established and emerging winemakers, but also outstanding food offerings and impressive craft displays.
- Burns High School Burns, OR 97720 in Burns, OR.
Bird lovers will be in awe at this annual April event in Harney County. Thousands of migrating birds, such as songbirds, cranes and waterfowl, take time to rest in the desert of Oregon. Other activities include workshops in bird house construction and bird sketching, guided tours, and viewing of wild horses. A children's art contest and art show and sale round out the fun.